CLS Tronchetto - Piazzale Roma
|Customer||ASM Venezia SpA|
|Inclined length||870.0 m|
|Trip time||60 s|
Venice has to cope with huge traffic volumes. In addition to the usual traffic flows in and around the provincial capital and industrial center which is home to a quarter of a million inhabitants, the area attracts 15 million tourists on an annual basis! In view of the limited scope for accommodating the flood of cars in the two parking garages at the Piazzale Roma, it was decided to build a CABLE Liner Shuttle as a new transport link between the island of Tronchetto and the Piazzale Roma on the edge of the historic quarter. The intermediate station Marittima lies between the historic quarter and the ferry port, and not far from the Marittima passenger terminal. This is one of the biggest and most important cruise ship ports in the entire Mediterranean.
The "people mover", as the Venetians like to call it, provides a regular daily service between 6 am and 11 pm. The impressive architecture was the creation of Francesco Cocco, who not only designed the round steel-glass architecture of the stations but was also responsible for the design of the two bridges crossing the Canale Columbuola and the Canale Santa Chiara.